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Spring Break

Spring Break
Spring Break is the common term for the mid-semester break for college students, who often vacation in sunny beach locations. Spring Break has no exact date, since universities schedule their break at different times, though Canadian Spring Break usually runs during February, while American colleges take their break in March.

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. reigned as the top Spring Break destination for many years, but Daytona Beach, Fla. took over that crown in the 1980s, when Fort Lauderdale officials decided to shut out the Spring Break scene. Daytona's Spring Break peaked in the late 1980s and early 1990s, but Daytona Beach also shut down the event after the crowds grew to nearly 500,000...
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Spring Break is the common term for the mid-semester break for college students, who often vacation in sunny beach locations. Spring Break has no exact date, since universities schedule their break at different times, though Canadian Spring Break usually runs during February, while American colleges take their break in March.

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. reigned as the top Spring Break destination for many years, but Daytona Beach, Fla. took over that crown in the 1980s, when Fort Lauderdale officials decided to shut out the Spring Break scene. Daytona's Spring Break peaked in the late 1980s and early 1990s, but Daytona Beach also shut down the event after the crowds grew to nearly 500,000 and the drinking and partying became too excessive.

Panama City Beach in Florida, South Padre Island in Texas, and Cancun, Mexico have since become other popular Spring Break destinations. Spring Break in Daytona Beach persists as a small, quieter event.
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  • Second place for Goucher's Sarah Bart means $50,000 on 'Jeopardy!'

    Second place for Goucher's Sarah Bart means $50,000 on 'Jeopardy!'
    Sarah Bart's run at the college championship on 'Jeopardy!' ended Tuesday with the senior  history major finishing second. But as runner-up, Bart left with $50,000 for her effort. Here's the release from the show: Sarah Bart, a 22-year-old history major...
  • Sport notices: It's time to sign up for booster camps

    Submitting sports notices The deadline for submitting sports copy is 9 a.m. Monday. We prefer email (howardcountysports@patuxent.com). Questions? Call 410-332-6578. Booster camps Registration for the Hammond High School Boosters summer sports and clubs...
  • Roland Park grad promotes responsible spring break fun

    Roland Park grad promotes responsible spring break fun
    Savannah Bass, 21, who grew up in Ruxton and graduated from Roland Park Country School in 2008, is working to curb binge drinking on college campuses and along the beach during spring break. As one of 13 University of Alabama students in charge of...
  • Sports notices: Junior Strider spring track registration is under way

    Submitting sports notices The deadline for submitting sports copy is 9 a.m. Monday. We prefer email (howardcountysports@patuxent.com). Questions? Call 410-332-6578. Running The Howard County Junior Striders spring track registration is open. Practice...
  • Sports notices: Glenmont Tennis League is accepting applications

    Tennis The Glenmont Tennis League is a summer recreational tennis league for adult women. Meet new players and just have fun. Applications are due by April 1. For an application, email suefilson@verizon.net or call 410-730-6565. Parents can register...
  • Greater Williamsburg hotels weather 'dismal' March

    Greater Williamsburg hotels weather 'dismal' March
    WILLIAMSBURG — As reported by STR, Inc. (formerly Smith Travel Research), March's hotel occupancy numbers in the greater Williamsburg were bad. How bad? "They are dismal," wrote Ron Kirkland, executive director of the Williamsburg Hotel-Motel...
  • Students film documentary to help victims of sexual violence in African village

    Students film documentary to help victims of sexual violence in African village
    Brady Holcomb hears the stories his father Tim tells: Stories about far-away places with very real, very serious problems that he has encountered in his travels as a missionary. When he heard his father's story about the women of Panzi, a neighborhood...
  • 'Spring Break' fundraiser for City Year Los Angeles breaks record

    'Spring Break' fundraiser for City Year Los Angeles breaks record
    The event:  “Spring Break: Destination Education,” staged carnival style at Sony Studios in Culver City, was a star-studded affair that had tweens, teens and their families lining up half an hour early on Saturday. The fourth annual event...
  • Monday: Will you miss the snowbirds?

    Monday: Will you miss the snowbirds?
        Spring Break is over. The Easter holiday is over. It all means one thing. South Floridians get South Florida back. The college students are mostly gone. The snowbirds are mostly gone. Now, the roads might be a bit clearer, the restaurants...
  • Octavia Spencer, Aloe Blacc Help Raise $1.5M for City Year

    It was a hopping Spring Break party on the Sony backlot Saturday night. Dreamworks' Stacey Snider, NBC's Bob Greenblatt led the charge as 1,400 guests raised $1.5 million at the 4th annual Spring Break: Destination Education soiree which benefits City...
  • Offense lifts Warhill softball to win over Jamestown

    Offense lifts Warhill softball to win over Jamestown
    JAMES CITY — Kasey Tomes had five outfield assists to earn second-team all-district honors last season. The Warhill High junior is vying for similiar honors this season, this time based on her production at the plate. Tomes went 3-for-4 with 2...
  • Sunrise hosts Let's Go Biking event at Markham Park

    Sunrise celebrated all things bicycle-related during its recent Let's Go Biking event at Markham Park. Mayor Mike Ryan joined other residents on a 5-mile ride along the New River Greenway. The day also included bicycle safety instruction and the...